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Report: Joe Philbin wants Vonta Leach deal done by end of the week

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Earlier this week, free agent fullback Vonta Leach said that he’d know where he’s playing “in the next two weeks.”

According to a report from Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins would like for that answer to come sooner rather than later. And they’d like for the answer to be Miami.

Beasley reports that Dolphins coach Joe Philbin wants a deal done by the end of the week, which the trusty word-a-day calendar — it’s otorhinolaryngology on Friday, by the way — says is fast approaching. That desire is complicated by the fact that Leach also said seven teams have expressed interest in his services, with his former team in Houston thought to be on that list as well.

Leach has visited with the Dolphins already, which should help their cause. So should the fact that they’ve shown a willingness to go out and get the players they want this offseason, which could lead them to trump other offers for Leach’s services in the coming days.

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9 Responses to “Report: Joe Philbin wants Vonta Leach deal done by end of the week”
  1. ebocioj says: Jun 21, 2013 9:53 AM

    what rb is he going to be blocking for?

  2. watermelon1 says: Jun 21, 2013 9:58 AM

    Imagine leach in front of Peterson…. Just sayin, Vikes… Might want to do that unless ponder is hiding something we haven’t seen yet.

  3. tommynatorii says: Jun 21, 2013 10:45 AM

    ebocioj says:
    Jun 21, 2013 9:53 AM
    what rb is he going to be blocking for?
    ————————————————–

    Lamar Miller (4.9 ypc), Daniel Thomas, Mike Gillislee.
    Gillislee may jump to the top. Watch some tape of him, he is slippery.

  4. r302112 says: Jun 21, 2013 10:46 AM

    “what rb is he going to be blocking for”?

    Lamar Miller.

  5. phinfan says: Jun 21, 2013 11:27 AM

    otorhinolaryngology? This is profootball talk not words with friends.

    Anyways we need LEACH!!!! With Martin still unproven there is a good chance Leach will play alot of downs backing up Ryans back side. Go fins!

  6. Square Peg, Round Hole says: Jun 21, 2013 12:20 PM

    Lamar Miller will instantly become a 1,500 yd back with this signing.

  7. bretbski says: Jun 21, 2013 2:03 PM

    Plus you have to remember that Dolphins OC Mike Sherman and Philbin coached Vonte Leach in Green Bay so they’re familiar with eachother. Actually Mike Sherman gave him his start in the NFL so that may help the Dolphins land him.

  8. ac540 says: Jun 21, 2013 2:07 PM

    He’s stalling in hopes that the Ravens bump their offer. Pretty clear where he wants to play, just staring down Ozzie. Good luck.

  9. Dream_Machine says: Jun 21, 2013 8:04 PM

    Stock Is Soaring = Miami RB

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